Please see below update – valid on 04/09/2021
Often in a time series chart in Google Data Studio we want to reference particular key events: website updates, important media activations etc. We can do this in Google Analytics & Google Ads but there is not an out the box way to add a note or annotations in Data Studio.
There is a current workaround. Adding a new custom metric
- Click +Add A Field in a time series chart in which you want to add a particular event or date (easy way to access this is to click on the time series chart and look in the bottom right of screen as below)
- We have used the below script to change the metric for DATE to set a value of 1 – the 1 being the additional value we need to see in the time series chart.
CASE When Date = DATE '2021-08-18' THEN 1 END
Still not working? Check our potential fixes below
- Click on your time series chart and go the In the style section towards the top right of the screen
- Now if your chart is showing a line instead of a bar. Simply change the value to a bar chart. To do this select your time series chart. Go to STYLE in the top right. Change the appropriate metric to a bar
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